ni·​tro·​so·​bac·​te·​ri·​um nī-¦trō-(ˌ)sō-bak-¦tir-ē-əm How to pronounce nitrosobacterium (audio)
plural nitrosobacteria nī-¦trō-(ˌ)sō-bak-¦tir-ē-ə How to pronounce nitrosobacterium (audio)
: a nitrifying bacterium that oxidizes ammonia to nitrites

Word History


New Latin, from nitrosus nitrous + -o- + bacteria

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“Nitrosobacterium.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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